Matchbox Cineclub #7: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

Our July screening at The Old Hairdressers will be WD Richter’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), an inter-dimensional sci-fi-action-adventure-rock-n-roll-comedy-romance – pretty much the ultimate 1980s cult film. The screening takes place at 7pm on Thursday 16/07, upstairs in the gallery area of the bar.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) stars Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist-neurosurgeon-martial arts master-secret agent-test pilot-rock star. With The Hong Kong Cavaliers, a motley crue of scientists, engineers and special agents (including Clancy Brown and Jeff Goldblum) who double as his backing band, Buckaroo must battle to save the world from the alien Red Lectroids (led by Christopher Lloyd) and his human nemesis, the brain-fried Dr Lizardo (John Lithgow). Directed by WD Richter (writer of the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers and John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China), Buckaroo Banzai is utterly unique, endlessly quotable, ridiculously enjoyable and just one of our absolute favourites.

The Facebook event page can be found here.

Buckaroo Banzai is the seventh screening in our monthly series at The Old Hairdressers, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Previous screenings there have been The Beaver Trilogy (dir. Trent Harris, 2001; 1979-85), Stunt Rock (dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1980) in association with Glasgow Film Festival, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (dir. William Klein, 1966), Cecil B Demented (dir. John Waters, 2000), Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (dir. Çetin Inanç, 1982) and Me And You And Everyone We Know (dir. Miranda July, 2005).


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